Trampoline – Bios

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Trampoline: an anthology

Contributors

Christopher Rowe, Ed Park, Shelley Jackson, John Gonzalez, Samantha Hunt, Alex Irvine, Greer Gilman, Alan DeNiro, Maureen McHugh, Dave Shaw, Susan Mosser, Vandana Singh, Glen Hirshberg, Jeffrey Ford, Beth Adele Long, Carol Emshwiller, Christopher Barzak, Rosalind Palermo Stevenson, Richard Butner, Karen Joy Fowler

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Christopher RoweChristopher Rowe, The Force Acting on the Displaced Body
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Christopher Rowe lives in Kentucky. His fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in many magazines, webzines and zine zines. He runs a small press, the Fortress of Words, and edits a zine, Say… He likes outside better than inside, brick better than vinyl and made better than bought.

You can buy Say… if you poke around on this site a little bit more. You can read some of his stories online at The Dead Mule, Ideomancer, and maybe even Small Beer.

Bittersweet Creek, a chapbook
– “Sally Harpe

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Ed Park, Well-Moistened with Cheap Wine, the Sailor and the Wayfarer Sing of Their Absent Sweethearts

Ed Park is the author of a few published stories that have changed the way we see the world, two unpublished novels that haven’t, an unpublished memoir in which every paragraph begins with “In,” and two books illustrated by the fabulous Michael K. Carter. He is a senior editor at The Village Voice, where he reviews films, books, theater, and music. With Heidi Julavits, he co-edits The Believer. He contributes to the Canadian magazine Cinema Scope and belongs to the Harry Stephen Keeler Society, the New York Society Library, and the Duane Reade Dollar Rewards Club.

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Shelley Jackson, Angel

Shelley Jackson is the author of The Melancholy of Anatomy, the hypertext novel Patchwork Girl, and several children’s books. She lives in Brooklyn.

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John Gonzalez, Impala
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John Gonzalez grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Cereal Capital of the World. He spent much of his early life trying to escape, but the attack dogs seemed to anticipate his every move. After several years in graduate school and employment as a social worker, John landed a job as the house writer for Outrage Games, a videogame developer in Ann Arbor whose next game, the fantasy-SF action-adventure Alter Echo, is due out in August 2003. In 2001 he attended the Clarion Writers Workshop. “Impala” is his first publication.

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Samantha HuntSamantha Hunt, Famous Men (Three Stories)

Samantha Hunt is a writer and artist from New York. Much to her delight, her stories and poems have appeared in McSweeney’s, Jubilat, Swerve, The Iowa Review, Literary, Colorado and Western Humanities Reviews. Her first play, The Difference Engine, a story about the life of Charles Babbage, is currently in production. Hunt’s artwork can be found at the New York Public Library. Of late, she is completing a novel.

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Alex IrvineAlex Irvine, Gus Dreams of Biting the Mail Man

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Alex Irvine‘s first novel A Scattering of Jades appeared in 2002 from Tor Books. His second, One King, One Soldier, is scheduled for July 2004. In between, a short-story collection, Unintended Consequences,will appear from Subterranean Press. He has published short fiction inF&SF, Asimov’s, Sci Fiction, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and anthologies including Starlight 3, Polyphony 2, and Live Without a Net.He teaches English at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner, Maine — the home of Edwin Arlington Robinson — and lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife, Beth, and twins, Emma and Ian.

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Greer Gilman, A Crowd of Bone
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Greer Gilman’s novel, Moonwise, is decidedly thorny. It won the Crawford Award and was shortlisted for the Tiptree and Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards. “A Crowd of Bone” is one of three linked stories, variations on a winter myth. The first, “Jack Daw’s Pack,” was a Nebula finalist for 2001, and the subject of a Foundationinterview by Michael Swanwick. A sometime forensic librarian, Gilman lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and travels in stone circles.

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Alan DeNiro, RatbastardAlan DeNiro, Fuming Woman
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Alan DeNiro is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Virginia, and he also attended Clarion in 1998. His fiction has appeared in many literary and genre venues, including Santa Monica Review, 3rd Bed, Strange Horizons, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Fence, Talebones, and his work has been shortlisted for the O. Henry award. Along with Chris Barzak, Kristin Livdahl, and Barth Anderson, he is a member of the writerly and publishing co-op known as the Ratbastards. He has recently completed a novel, The Memory Palace of Ray Fell, which involves the perils of dating imaginary people. He regularly reviews fiction for Rain Taxi, and is a correspondent for the weblog Ptarmigan. He is also the author of two poetry chapbooks: The Black Hare and Atari Ecologues. Finally, he is a failed trapeze artist…no, just kidding.

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Mauureen McHughMaureen McHugh, Eight-Legged Story
Mothers and Other Monsters

Maureen McHugh (1959) has spent most of her life in Ohio, but has lived in New York City and, for a year, in Shijiazhuang, China. Her first novel, China Mountain Zhang, won the Tiptree Award. Her latest novel is Nekropolis, which was a BookSense 76 pick and a New York TimesEditor’s Choice. Right now she lives with her husband, son and two dogs next to a dairy farm. Sometimes, in the summer, black and white Holsteins look over the fence at them.

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Dave ShawDave Shaw, King of Spain
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Dave Shaw lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife Natalie, three-year-old daughter Mia, and newest child, Henry (born May 17, 2003). Father was awarded the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Here Comes the Roar, which will be published by University of North Texas Press in 2003. His stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies in England, Japan, New Zealand, and the U.S., including Best American Mystery Stories, The Southern Anthology, Literal Latte, Stand Magazine, and publications you’ve never heard of. He has received The Literal Latte Fiction Award, The Southern Prize for Fiction, a North Carolina Arts Council Writer’s Fellowship, and other awards for his work, and he completed his MFA in Fiction Writing at UNC-Greensboro. With that out of the way, he’d like now to point out that in 2000, 2001, and 2002, his team won Carrboro, North Carolina’s Co-Rec Softball Championship.

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Susan Mosser, Bump Ship

Susan Mosser has been writing for a while now and finds it to be just the very best part of sentience. By grace of unemployment, in the steamy wastelands of central Florida, she is writing two books (one novel and one mostly not) and ghost-editing a third, and lately has taken to scribbling bits of subtly rhythmic verse on gasoline receipts while driving. Susan is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop.

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Vandana SinghVandana Singh, The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet
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Vandana Singh was born and raised in India and now lives in the United States with her husband, daughter, dog and innumerable books. She draws upon her background in physics and her experience as a woman and an Indian to spin wild tales of science fiction and fantasy. Her first published story appeared in the original anthology Polyphony, Volume 1.

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Glen Hirshberg, Shipwreck Beach

Glen Hirshberg‘s first novel, The Snowman’s Children, was published by Carroll & Graf in December, 2002. Kelly said she liked it. His ghost stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and Dark Terrors 6, and have been nominated for the International Horror Guild Award and twice for the World Fantasy Award. Carroll & Graf will publish The Two Sams, a collection of his supernatural fiction, later this year. When he sent this bio, Glen lived in Los Angeles with his wife, son, and daughter, but he probably doesn’t anymore.

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Jeffrey Ford, The Yellow Chamber
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Jeffrey Ford is the author of a trilogy of novels from Eos Harper Collins — The Physiognomy (winner of the 1998 World Fantasy Award and a New York TimesNotable Book of the year for ’97), Memoranda (a New York Times Notable book for ’99), The Beyond ( a selection for Washington Post Book World’s Best of 2001 list). His most recent novel, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque (Morrow/Harper Collins), was published in June 2002 as was his first story collection, The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant & Other Stories (Golden Gryphon Press). His short fiction has appeared in the magazines — Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sci Fiction, Event Horizon, Black Gate, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, MSS, The Northwest Review, Puerto Del Sol – and in the anthologies — Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, Vols. 13 and 15, The Green Man: Tales From the Mythic Forest, Leviathan #3, and The Journal of Pulse Pounding Narratives. “The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant,” (short story) was nominated for a Nebula Award in 2001, and “Creation” (short story) was nominated for a Nebula in 2002. Ford lives in South Jersey with his wife, Lynn, and two sons, Jack and Derek. He teaches Writing and Literature at Brookdale Community College in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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Beth Adele Long, Destroyer
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Beth Adele Long‘s short fiction has appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and Electric Velocipede. She is a graduate of the Clarion Writer’s workshop and a former writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House in Orlando. By day she works as a graphic arts jack-of-all-trades for a fantabulous little company in Cape Canaveral. She lives in Florida and still complains about the cold winters, much to her northern friends’ disgust.

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Carol Emshwiller, Gods and Three Wishes
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“I was a dreadful student. Just squeaked by with Cs and a few Ds. Failed freshman English and had to repeat it. Almost failed again.”

I went all the way through music school, playing the violin, but I had slow fingers so failed at that.”

I went to war. ALL! the men were gone so, though I was a pacifist, I went with them. After war, I went to art school. First thing I didn’t fail at.”

I always hated writing. It’s too hard. But, like finally learning to love lobster, now Lobster is my favorite. I’ve failed at even that though. I’ve become allergic to it. Now I love writing. I love that it is so hard–that you never stop learning how to do it.”

I’ve just had two new books with Small Beer Press. These are my seventh and eighth books.”

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Christopher BarzakChristopher Barzak, Dead Boy Found
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Christopher Barzak has published stories in a variety of literary and speculative fiction magazines, including Nerve, Realms of Fantasy,Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Strange Horizons, The Vestal Review, and The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. He has recently completed his Master’s Degree in English at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He grew up in rural Ohio, now lives in post-industrial Ohio, has lived in California and Michigan, now lives in an attic back in post-industrial Ohio, has no pets to speak of, no longer smokes except socially, and likes to dance. He is 27.

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Rosalind Palermo StevensonRosalind Palermo Stevenson, Insect Dreams
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Rosalind Palermo Stevenson’s fiction and prose poems have appeared in Conjunctions (Web Conjunctions); Washington Square; Skidrow Penthouse; Phantasmagoria; Literal Latte; Reflections (published by the United Nations Society of Writers); No Roses Review; and White Crow, among other literary journals. Her prose poems “The Maria Axiom” and “Soul Murder” have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her short story, “The Guest,” won the Anne and Henry Paolucci fiction contest for Italian-American writing, and the Negative Capability annual fiction contest. Rosalind lives in New York City where she is currently completing a second collection of short fiction.

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Mr. Richard Butner

Richard Butner, Ash City Stomp
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Richard Butner is a freelance journalist and short story writer. Hell, he might even write a novel soon. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He loves you.

Richard Butner is a freelance journalist and short story writer. He runs the Sycamore Hill Writers’ Conference with John Kessel. For some reason he holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering (with an English minor) and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from North Carolina State University.

His stories have appeared in magazines such as Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet,(read “Other Agents” here), Scream, and RE Arts & Letters, as well as in anthologies such as Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology, which he co-edited with John Kessel and Mark L. Van Name. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Karen Joy FowlerKaren Joy Fowler, King Rat

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of two story collections and three novels and is a frequent teacher of writing workshops. She lives with her husband in Davis, California. She wishes someday to have published more books than you can count on the fingers of both hands. She wishes this more often than she manages to actually make herself work on book number six. She’s starting to think the opposable thumb is not all it’s cracked up to be.

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Kelly Link

Kelly Link co-edits the zine, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Her first collection,Stranger Things Happen, was nominated for the Firecracker Award and was selected as a best book of the year by Salon, Locus, and The Village Voice. She is working on more short stories.

Trampoline, An Anthology

Trampoline: an anthology, edited by Kelly Link

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